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Why is my computer screen black whenever I load an OS?

Whenever I boot up windows I get the "Starting Windows" screen and then I'm shown a black screen with a mouse cursor (which I can move). I installed Linux Mint 17 on an entirely different hard drive ...
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Linux mint 14 and wireless connection issue

Friends I have dell E1505 with win xp. I decided to install Mint Linux 14 to learn more about linux os as part of my programming job. So donwloaded mint 14(cinnamon) and installed and works fine with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installer gets stuck at “Where are you?”

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my 60 GB SSD (nothing else on it). I get to the stage where it is copying files and where you selected your location on the "Where are you?" page. When I ...
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Uninstall Linux Mint without deleting partition?

I've got a dual-boot system using Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13. When I first installed Mint using the regular Mint installer, the installer did not give me the option of partitioning my drive, ...
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Home partition recovery

I have a problem with my Linux system, I cannot access anything . So I am trying to boot from a live distro and save my home folder into an external hard drive . I used to have the /home in a ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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Laptop freezes. Could be OS or laptop, don't know

Model: Toshiba Satellite A205-S5809 OS: Linux Mint 12 Okay, I've read quite a few posts but none of them seem to solve my problem. Some things I've tired: Remove battery, unplug, hold down power ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 15

I'm a Linux newbie and any help and links are appreciated. My problem is that I cannot find any stable way to install proprietary nVidia drivers on my system (Linux Mint 15). Is there some tutorial ...
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Setting udev rules in Linux Mint 13

What I'm trying to do is set up a udev rule for my HP headphones (usb) with the aid of several tutorials out there. Created a file ( 90-local.rules ) in /etc/udev/rules.d and added the following: ...
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Dual booting Linux/Win7, Grub refuses to load Win7

Decided to give Linux Mint a try (Ubuntu's interface annoys me), so I installed it with the intention of dual booting with Windows 7. Installation went fine, but now I can only boot into Linux Mint. ...
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Weird video problem with Linux variants

I decided recently I wanted to give Linux a go so I first download a Ubuntu boot CD. The boot menu came up fine, and then a glowing Ubuntu logo was in the middle of the screen for a while. Then the ...
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How to make it so bash runs instead of asking where to run upon selection from file navigator

When I double-click on bash files on Linux Mint a pop-up appears querying whether I want to run in terminal, display, run, or cancel. I was wondering, how do I make it so for this particular bash file ...
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Disable Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcut, Shift + Numpad != Numlock

I have just started using Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop Environment, but I have come accross an anoying feature that I can't find out how to remove. When the num lock is off, the right numpad acts ...
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how to install xdebug in Linux Mint?

how to install xdebug in Linux Mint?
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Moving folders into a Truecrypt volume on Linux and using symbolic links for them

I've been running Linux Mint for a couple months and now I want to apply some encryption to certain data-sensitive folders. I've read that Ubuntu has an installation option to encrypt everything in ...
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Linux on Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

I bought Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E and I was able to surf on net. Then I tried to install Ubuntu 9.04 and Linux Mint on it but neither allows me an access to the Internet. How can I configure Mint so that I ...
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Getting errors trying to run shell script (Linux)

I'm trying to run the following script. I have run it before without issue, but now I encounter an error. #!/bin/bash # init function pause(){ read -p "$*" } echo & echo "(Website):" ...
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Linux Mint Wifi keeps disconnecting at random times and asks for wifi password

I have a fresh install of linux mint 16 cinnamon edition. I have a Netgear wireless dongle model: WNA1000M. Is there any command i should run to get more details? Wifi drops about: 15min to 1hr.
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Optimal Linux partition configuration

What's an optimal distribution of partitions for Linux(mint16)? I know almost any Linux user will say that it's a matter of opinion but I'm new to Linux and also fairly new to file systems. I'm just ...
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Block/hide partition for Windows

I have a notebook w/ Win8.1 installed, and Linux alongside it in it's own partition.(duh) The thing is, I don't want the Windows system to be able to put crap on the Linux partition. I'd like to set ...
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Unable to configure the Linux Kernel v3.8.9 source code

I'm running Linux Mint with kernel version 3.8.0-29-generic. So I downloaded and extracted the Linux Kernel 3.8.9 source code and placed the folder in the main directory. Now using the command make ...
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Extracting frames with ffmpeg and including subtitles

I am attempting to extract a single frame from a video, with subtitles, using ffmpeg. I built ffmpeg myself: sircmpwn@picard ~/sources/bakabt-staging/hennkeo/groups $ ffmpeg ffmpeg version ...
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Dual booting Linux Mint fails

I have Winodws 7 on my computer and I am trying to install Linux Mint 14 on the same computer. The hard drive has four primary partitions and thus it is impossible to boot Mint from it since I cannot ...
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Firefox for Linux hacked (malware)

I'm running Linux Mint, with Firefox 12.0 (Mozilla Firefox 1.0 for Linux Mint). I also have one Firefox extension installed: Live HTTP headers. I am not using Firefox Sync. Whenever I go to any ...
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Uninstalled driver on Linux Mint still loads when USB plugged in

I have installed a DKMS driver for a USB device from a PPA. I am making changes to the code and trying to uninstall the driver with apt-get --purge remove, but when I plug in the device, the kernel ...
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How to configure network and the Internet to work with Linux Mint VM?

Today, I installed Linux Mint 13 to try some appliactions, programs and other good things. after installing it I don't have network connection. I tried with all type of network switches and activated ...
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Device to become bluetooth?

Is there a device where I can plug in non-Bluetooth capable devices so that they would be capable of becoming Bluetooth devices? I can only find devices that are already Bluetooth by themselves and ...
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after linuxmint update hdd wont boot, live cd ubuntu or mint wont work and cannot even reinstall

I had a Linux Mint 9 and Windows 7 dual boot machine that was working fine until Mint was auto updated. Now it won't boot up, live CD's get to the splash screen menu but won't proceed any further. ...
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Change the default aplication when I plug in an iPhone on Linux Mint

How can I change the default applications that start on my Linux Mint, when I plug in an iPhone? Currently, what is happening is that banshee starts in couple of instances & crushes. I basically ...
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Lost window title bars and everything after selecting bad window theme in linux mint

I've selected a window theme from the "Advanced Settings" in Linux Mint 12 which seems to be corrupted and I've lost everything on my desktop. I can't start any apps but I can open the terminal by ...
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Can I switch from Ubuntu to Mint using apt sources only?

Is it possible to install Linux Mint 12 just by editing /etc/apt/sources.list and putting Mint's repos there? I can copy them from the Live CD, of course. I know a clean install would be better, but ...
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rsyslogd in Ubuntu 11.04 ignoring lines in conf file?

Not too long ago, I posted this question, and got an answer that works perfectly in Ubuntu 10.10 and Linux Mint 10. What it did was send kernel messages as they occurred to a script. In my case, it ...
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Windows 7 and Mint Linux separated disks no boot?

I have installed windows 7 on disk 1 and then installed mint linux on disk 2 After a reboot it says that can-t find the device and appear grub-recover or something like that... I`m noob so I would ...
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I cannot connect to the internet via ethernet

I have been previously running Windows 8 on my Toshiba and of recent I decided to make a multiboot with Linux Mint Olivia 15. When I start the machine on Windows, I can access internet with an ...
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windows xp not present at boot menu after linux mint installation

I have an old pc with windows xp and i installed in a different partition linux mint 15,and when i turn it on it doesnt give me the option to choose which OS i want and goes directly into Mint, i ...
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In Linux, how do I give focus to a window using scroll wheel?

I use Linux, specifically Mint 13 with cinnamon. However, I'll be happy with answers that apply to a more recent version of Mint, or a current version of Ubuntu or one of its offshoots. I often have ...
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ordering of the items in my Linux Mint Panel messed up

I have been using Linux Mint for about 2 months, so far so good. But today after I turned on my computer, I found that ordering of my items in the panel got messed up: normally I should have my ...
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How to use Pendrive in a USB disabled Computer?

The computer (study lab computer) that I am using has its USB disabled, hence I cannot run or copy the programs that I have in my pen-drive. How can I run or view the contents in my pen drive. ...